I know if I chose to smoke, I would be a smoker again.
How do I know that?
Because I would have had to give myself permission in order to smoke. Permission once given is a hard thing to put back in the box so, I probably wouldn't quit immediately.
Does it scare me to know I could be a smoker again?
I don't really think about it. (yes I know most do in the beginning)
Here's the thing. You can turn that urge into a positive reminder of where you're going by choosing to. You can laugh when you get a craving. There's nothing better than a laugh as a reminder you've quit smoking. I learned that on my third morning. I started laughing every time I got the thought of smoking. In a week I was thinking of laughing, not smoking.
So no, it doesn't scare me to know I could be a smoker again because, I'd have to consider smoking before I gave myself permission to smoke.
I just don't consider smoking. That's my secret.
There is no fight if you don't allow yourself to consider smoking.
That choice will keep your quit.
Time is the healer